7.18.16 City Council Meeting

UPDATE:  On a 7-0 vote last night, the City Council approved the Planning Commission’s June recommendation regarding drive-throughs, two story minimums & conditional use permits along the Victoria Corridor. This is a small victory for our community! Drive-Throughs and story  minimum buildings will be prohibited along the Moon Drive Overlay (area butting up to the Alameda St residences). Single stories (min 20’) will now be allowed. Conditional Use Permits ensure that every proposal goes through the community and planning process. Nothing is allowed ‘by right’ and without our input.

http://www.vcstar.com/news/local/ventura/ventura-takes-steps-to-encourage-development–37f7e1bf-609f-0840-e053-0100007f780a-387399731.html

Meeting: City Council

Monday, July 18, 2016
Time: 06:00 pm
Where: Council Chambers, 501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA

Agenda Item 6: Victoria Avenue Corridor Ordinance Amendment

http://www.cityofventura.net/meeting/city-council-meeting-391

See the Administrative Report here: 07.08.16 Item 06_Moon Dr. Abridged

A couple of months ago, your MCC Board attended City Planning Meetings and asked that this measure exclude the Moon Drive Overlay portion of the Victoria Corridor Plan. Overall, this appears to be a positive proposal for the Montalvo community. It changes the minimum of two stories to be reduced to single story (20’) along the Victoria Corridor. In addition, it will protect the Moon Drive Overlay area from future Drive-throughs!

We encourage folks who are in support of tonight’s Agenda Item #6 (Provided that they maintain the recommended Moon Drive Overly protection) to contact the City Council via email, phone or in writing prior to 4pm today.  Or attend tonight’s City Council Meeting and fill out a comment card or speaker card if you wish to speak.

Councilmembers may be contacted via telephone at 805-654-7827,
mail 501 Poli Street Ventura, CA 93001
or by sending an email to
council@cityofventura.net (before 4pm today)

The more of us who speak up, the stronger we are as a community.

Thank you!

John Richey
MCC Secretary

Sample:

07/18/16
RE: Agenda Item 6: Victoria Avenue Corridor Ordinance Amendment

Dear Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Distinguished Council Members,

As a resident of the Montalvo Community, I am in support tonight’s Agenda Item 6: Victoria Avenue Corridor Ordinance Amendment (Provided that you maintain the recommended Moon Drive Overly protections). As you may know, we would like to continue to protect the Moon Drive Overlay area from incompatible development as it is adjacent to single story family homes along Alameda Ave.

Thank you,
(Name, Address)

**The Ventura General Plan meeting (the big one) originally scheduled for July 25th, 2016 has been rescheduled to Sept 19th. More on that soon.**

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